Finding Zoe: TMI (Too Much Information)

December 2, 2014

I was invited to participate in a review and discussion of the memoir Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Story of Identity, Love, and Adoption with several other open adoption writers/bloggers by my friend and colleague Lori Holden. Each participant was asked to submit questions for the others to chose from and answer, as well as a submit a few […]

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Reunited Twin Sisters Grow Up Worlds Apart

October 19, 2014

“Even if I run and run I can’t stop thinking of her. My biggest wish is one day she’ll come here and see where I live. … I think about her every night because I miss her so much. I care about her a lot.” Alexandra, adopted daughter of Wenche and Sigmund Hauglum, Fresvik, Norway, […]

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The Sound of Hope

April 2, 2013

This is the second year I’ve participated in an adoption memoir blog tour, orchestrated by my friend and colleague Lori Holden. As part of the tour participants have been asked to reflect on different questions pertaining to Anne Bauer’s The Sound of Hope:A True Story of an Adoptee’s Quest for Her Origins. When reading The […]

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Another Review of What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween

March 13, 2013

Dr. Samuels’ review highlights what I hear a lot, that parents wish they’d had this guide as a tool before their child entered their tween years. Don’t have a copy of What To Expect From Your Adopted Tween? Order the guide here and have it in your inbox today. What to Expect From Your Adopted Tween, […]

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Detachment Parenting

December 11, 2012

Much of my work with clients focuses on preparing them for and building on successful attachment with their children. Children who have been adopted often come from “hard places.” Parental expectations can be too high, and parents can find themselves overwhelmed with feelings of frustration and anger when their kids are acting out from fear, […]

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Somewhere Between: The Movie

December 6, 2012

Somewhere Between: What a perfect title for a movie that explores the intersection of identity formation, adoption, race, and family. The documentary touches on other core issues—grief, rejection and loss—as well. Ella Taylor, of NPR, says, “Somewhere Between is refreshingly free of the cloying, one-size-fits-all dogma that sometimes bedevils the adoption community.” Intimate and poignant, […]

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